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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Stanford admits 2,210 for Class of 2017

Stanford University has offered admission to 2,210 students from a record-breaking pool of 38,828 applicants for its undergraduate...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2013
Last comment by Bob, on Jun 26, 2013 at 2:04 pm | 37 comments | 20818 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Stanford may increase size of freshman class

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Original post made on Sep. 17, 2007
Last comment by Mary, on Sep 20, 2007 at 7:54 pm | 21 comments | 20749 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PAUSD High School Rigor Worth It?

I have to wonder how much tutoring and parental help is affecting the teacher's perceptions of our students. Depending on...

Original post made by Parent on Aug. 29, 2013
Last comment by Mom, on Oct 24, 2013 at 10:21 am | 258 comments | 20670 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Board to discuss teacher raises, calendar tonight

The Palo Alto Board of Education will discuss raises for Palo Alto teachers and school administrators, including Superintendent...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2013
Last comment by HUTCH 7.62, on Nov 26, 2013 at 9:42 am | 13 comments | 20611 Views

AROUND TOWN

Shop Talk: two newcomers, four goners downtown

NEW BLOOMIES UNDERWAY AT MALL ... A new Bloomingdale's is scheduled to open at Stanford Shopping Center later this year....

Original post made on Jan. 3, 2014
Last comment by Davis fan, on Jan 21, 2014 at 11:18 am | 51 comments | 20419 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

'Stanford Dish' parking plan is better but still has problems, residents say

A plan to add trails that would connect to the famed "Stanford Dish" hill is much improved since last spring, but there are...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2013
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Dec 3, 2013 at 7:11 pm | 40 comments | 20342 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Rulings deal financial blow to high-speed rail

California's proposed high-speed-rail system ran into a legal barrier Monday when a Sacramento judge ruled that the funding...

Original post made on Nov. 25, 2013
Last comment by mag lev rider, on Nov 29, 2013 at 3:25 pm | 20 comments | 20285 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New hotels could sustain city programs

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Original post made by Karen White on May. 31, 2006
Last comment by Ted Mulvaney, on Jun 1, 2006 at 4:44 pm | 3 comments | 20199 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

FDA orders 23andMe to stop selling DNA tests

The Food and Drug Administration has ordered Mountain View-based 23andMe to immediately stop marketing its DNA sequencing...

Original post made on Nov. 26, 2013
Last comment by Alan, on Dec 2, 2013 at 11:06 pm | 10 comments | 20190 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board underwhelmed by new $2 million staffing proposal

Palo Alto school board members appeared underwhelmed this week when presented with a plan to add nearly $2 million of new...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2013
Last comment by toady, on Nov 13, 2013 at 2:59 pm | 15 comments | 20145 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Woman steals purse, spends $2,000 at Nordstrom

A woman walked into a downtown Palo Alto office building, stole a change purse from a desk drawer and promptly went on a...

Original post made on Oct. 31, 2012
Last comment by EF, on Nov 2, 2012 at 12:01 pm | 7 comments | 20127 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Private giving to public schools widens the gap between rich and poor.

This New York Times opinion piece is being widely read and shared by my Stanford colleagues this morning. As you consider...

Original post made by A parent concerned about social justice on Sep. 5, 2013
Last comment by Sara, on Sep 11, 2013 at 8:26 pm | 139 comments | 19960 Views

AROUND TOWN

Architecture panel signs off on Stanford's housing proposal

As College Terrace residents prepare to welcome a new housing community for Stanford University faculty into their eclectic...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2014
Last comment by Ahem, on Mar 25, 2014 at 11:39 pm | 44 comments | 19891 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Shepherd, Kniss to lead City Council in 2014

Nancy Shepherd, an accountant with a flair for crunching numbers and diplomacy, will lead the city as mayor in 2014 after...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2014
Last comment by Rupert of hemzau, on Jan 16, 2014 at 4:14 pm | 78 comments | 19838 Views

AROUND TOWN

Stanford Shopping Center rebuild to bring major changes

The third phase of Stanford Shopping Center's renovation would include some of the most dramatic changes the center has seen...

Original post made on Oct. 11, 2013
Last comment by Marie, on Oct 15, 2013 at 9:28 pm | 7 comments | 19835 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

NASA scientist cites 'global-warming emergency'

Time is running out to prevent catastrophic consequences from global warming, a leading climate scientist warned a packed...

Original post made on Nov. 23, 2008
Last comment by laugh or cry..you choose, on Jun 14, 2010 at 7:32 am | 36 comments | 19820 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Coroner releases identity of man killed on train tracks

A man who died on the train tracks in Palo Alto on Oct. 15 has been identified by the Santa Clara County Medical Examiner-Coroner's...

Original post made on Oct. 20, 2014
Last comment by dolfsmom, on Oct 22, 2014 at 10:39 pm | 17 comments | 19786 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto fires Mitchell Park Library contractor

The City of Palo Alto announced today it is terminating its contract with Flintco Pacific Inc., the contractor responsible...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2014
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on Feb 2, 2014 at 2:56 pm | 70 comments | 19783 Views

AROUND TOWN

Jobs and mentoring program sets youth on positive path

The Sponsored Employment Program is more than a summer job, participants and organizers of the East Palo Alto initiative...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2013
Last comment by Mel, on Dec 14, 2013 at 7:02 am | 2 comments | 19764 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Lawsuit filed against driver who struck young boys

A Menlo Park family has filed a lawsuit against the driver of a car that reportedly jumped a curb and pinned two 6-year-old...

Original post made on Nov. 27, 2013
Last comment by Retired teacher, on Jan 6, 2014 at 12:48 pm | 8 comments | 19666 Views
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Employees-turned-owners revamp Cafe Alto, open new restaurant
By Elena Kadvany | 4 comments | 3,197 views

New York City College Tours, Part Two: NYU, CUNY Baruch, and NYIT
By John Raftrey and Lori McCormick | 0 comments | 2,508 views

Reducing Congestion and Parking Challenges While Respecting the Mobility Advantages of Cars
By Steve Levy | 7 comments | 1,892 views

SENIOR FOCUS: How deciding when to move into a retirement community is a little like trying to time the stock market
By Max Greenberg | 5 comments | 1,162 views

Backlash Begins Following Serra Canonization Announcement
By Nick Taylor | 11 comments | 1,088 views